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Matthew 4:1 - 4:17

Gospel of Matthew
Gospel of MatthewSteve Gregg

In this study of Matthew 4:1 - 4:17, Steve Gregg discusses Jesus' encounter with the devil in the wilderness, emphasizing how Jesus overcame temptations related to the three kinds of lusts: flesh, eyes, and pride of life. Gregg explains that Jesus' use of such terms as "good eye" and "pride of life" in his teachings reveals the importance of avoiding self-centeredness and seeking God's will instead. Gregg also notes how Jesus began his ministry by preaching the kingdom of God's arrival, starting in the region of Capernaum by the Sea of Galilee according to Old Testament prophecy.

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